Peter writes books for 7 – 13 year olds. He is the author of the popular Mokee Joe series and the chilling Bonebreaker trilogy. His debut novel, Mokee Joe is Coming! was winner of the 'Sheffield Children’s Book Award' in the shorter novel category. Bonebreaker was voted as the 'Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year.' Scabbajack, Peter’s seventh book, recently won the 'Stockton Children’s Book Award.' Peter believes in bringing his spooky stories to life by using realistic settings and basing them on historical facts. As one child-reviewer said of Mokee Joe – 'Peter J Murray’s stories are pure fantasy, but totally believable!'
Peter is passionate in his quest to promote literacy in schools and to inspire even the least confident children to use their imagination and achieve creative success. When not writing, he is guaranteed to be found in schools anywhere across the UK and increasingly abroad. As a result of being ‘discovered’ by a leading US educational charity, The Carmel Hill Foundation www.carmelhill.org, Peter’s books are now widely read in New York and Louisiana. His latest Mokee Joe book - Mokee Joe: Mutant Resurrection – was launched in the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, in front of 1500 enthusiastic fans.
To quote Peter: 'Whenever I think things can’t get any better or more exciting… they do!'
Peter J Murray News
Nov 25BRIGHTON ROCKS
Kath was ‘grabbed’ by Simon and his wife to babysit Will, our lovely grandson, so I headed off to Luton again on my own to visit Dallow School. This was a first visit and would you believe I turned up a week earlier than expected. No problem…the lovely head teacher (Linda), had everything re-organised and sorted within [...]
Nov 14BEECH HILL BLISS
Kath and I have just spent an entire week working in one school – Beech Hill Primary School in Luton. This school has a reading culture like you wouldn’t believe. The staff and pupils treat it as completely ‘normal’ to allow their lives to revolve around books, which makes their school environment a total paradise for [...]
Nov 08NORTH EASTERLY MAGIC!
Kath and I love going up to the North East. Apart from the fact that her brother lives up there in Ponteland (on the posh Darras Hall Estate), the schools in the area are all fab and know us and our books extremely well. Our great friend, Jon Roys, was waiting to greet us at [...]